in Warsaw - March, 1830

from Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin, pages 39-40:

At my second concert I played, not on my own piano, but on a Viennese instrument. Diakow, the Russian general, was kind enough to lend me his piano better than that Hummel one and at once the audience, which was larger than at the first concert, was satisfied. They applauded straightaway, were delighted that each note sounded like a little pearl and praised me for playing better than at the first concert. When I came forward at the end there were calls for a third concert. The Krakowiak Rondo had an enormous effect and there were four rounds of applause. Kurpinski was sorry I had not played …   more >>
cite as

Bronislaw Edward Sydow (Comp) and Chopin, and Arthur Hedley (ed.), Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin (Prescot, 1962), p. 39-40. accessed: 19 July, 2024

location of experience: Warsaw

Listening to

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Helen and Malvina
written by Soliva
performed by Mme Mayer
written by Chopin
performed by Chopin
written by Beriot
performed by Bielawski
written by Nowakowski
performed by Chopin

Experience Information

Date/Time March, 1830
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Wed, 11 Mar 2015 11:28:27 +0000
Approved on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 14:36:11 +0100